Charles Bradley: Soul of America

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Charles Bradley: Soul of America
Poull Brien, 2012
USA | Format: HDCam | 74 minutes

Opening Night! Director Poull Brien in person for Q&A!

Unfortunately, Charles Bradley will no longer be able to attend this screening.

Filmmaker Poull Brien met Charles Bradley while they were shooting a music video together and decided to follow this unassuming, talented singer in the months leading up to the release of his first album, No Time for Dreaming, at the age of 62. After a lifetime struggling with poverty, a broken family and illiteracy, Bradley gets his break with Daptone Records, a Brooklyn-based soul, funk and gospel label. While his earlier performances were often killer James Brown impersonations, he reveals himself as a talented soul singer and songwriter in his own right. Bradley is able to hold on to his warmth and honesty through the years of hardship, and realize his dreams of a singing career.

Series: Sound + Vision 2013

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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